With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath was just voted as the #1 Songwriter and #2 Folk/Acoustic artist in Asheville, NC by readers of the Mountain Xpress. With "velvety" vocals and a bluesy guitar style, Ashley has quickly moved to the top of the Asheville and western NC music scene. Raised in the foothills of Appalachia, she developed a strong passion for country, blues, and folk music and has recently released an album of original material, A Different Stream. She will be playing "NC Stars in the Round" for Shakori Hills Festival and has been accepted into the exclusive band competition at Merlefest for 2018.
Now Heath has been focusing efforts on the release of her Sophomore album Where Hope Never Dies and is taking it on the road from Asheville to San Diego for her first National Tour in November 2017.
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Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show affirms that Jay Brown is “the most authentic songster to come out of the Carolina High Country since a man named Doc Watson”.
A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has hundreds of classic songs in his repertoire as well as a hundred-odd originals. He performs with Boone-based roots band The Lazybirds, Indian-flavored world music group Shantavaani and early-jazz cats Swing Guitars. In 2007 he founded The Jay Brown One-Man-Band, in which the sole member handles vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion and piano.
The busy musician can be found gigging in clubs and pubs around Asheville and Western North Carolina, but has performed and studied in locales around the world, including New Orleans, California, India, Ghana, and Peru.